4.6.15 US Nonprofit News
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County holds grand opening celebration at new headquarters, Hyundai donates $40,000 to Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County, Artist Trust raises $500,000, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett highlight exceptional nonprofits on Cheek to Cheek tour, and more
Global human rights philanthropy topped $1.2 billion in 2010
Data-driven research demonstrates that human rights grantmaking seeks long-term change and has a special focus on supporting the efforts and livelihood of marginalized populations.
Ford launches rural climate-change effort
The Ford Foundation will invest $85 million over the next five years to help rural and indigenous people better advocate for their local natural resources and combat climate change.
Ford invests $80 million in U.S. workers
Over five years, the Ford Foundation aims to improve public benefits for low-wage and unemployed workers and boost the quality of jobs.
Ford to put $100 million into education
The seven-year effort aims to improve secondary education in disadvantaged schools in seven major cities across the U.S.
Community foundations emerge in Mexico
These funders are boosting civil society in Mexico, and providing critical funding to the country’s 7,000 nonprofits, a new study says.
Crisis spurs $116 million in grants
As the recession rages on, U.S. foundations are stepping up, awarding grants to combat the mortgage crisis and provide needed food and shelter.
Funders’ response to crisis mapped
The Foundation Center has created an interactive map showing funders’ investments in mitigating the effects of the economic crisis.
Fund aims to spur urban revitalization
The Living Cities Catalyst Fund has received initial commitments of $20 million to revitalize low-income areas.
GivingNet closing doors
As funding dries up, an effort designed to provide support for community foundations in the U.S. will close up shop in September.